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Posted by Springmillvol
5/20/2018 6:23 AM
I have a basic 55lb minn Kota that is starting to stick a little. Just over a year old. Anyone have any advice of where to lubricate to make sure it operates as it should ?

Thanks
Posted by BustinBass197
5/21/2018 2:17 PM
Are you talking about the mount or the actual motor?
Posted by Springmillvol
5/21/2018 2:33 PM
It doesn’t want to turn smoothly. Wouldn’t turn at all a couple of times until I manually turned it to loosen it up. Didn’t know if there were any places to lubricate it to help.
Posted by BustinBass197
5/21/2018 2:39 PM
No lubrication on actual motor. Cable might be froze up. Should be an adjustment under the pedal somewhere to tighten/loosen the cable. Not many motors out there on the lower end of product lines that are worth the money. I hate Minn Kota but run a fortrex. Its really noisy compared to my motor guide tour I use to run, but motorguide does not make a trolling motor I would buy anymore. If it stays outdoors when not used it could be froze up and need replaced. If the actual prop will not turn could be a number of problems that might cost more than you paid for the motor in the beginning.
Posted by Springmillvol
5/21/2018 2:52 PM
I'm hoping the cable just had a kink in it or there was some grit on the shaft that broke loose. It seemed to do ok after I physically made it turn. I will look at the tensioner adjustment before I go out next. Boat stays in the garage and honestly hasn't been used that much relatively speaking.
Posted by BustinBass197
5/21/2018 3:02 PM
Also can be hard to turn if the cable is not relatively straight
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